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Guido Cocomello: From Stand-up to Stage Acting

As a stand-up comic, Guido Cocomello has a reputation for being unpredictable and audacious. His uninhibited performances have garnered him many fans. However, the thirty-something Montreal native is also quickly making a name for himself as a compelling stage actor. Cocomello is currently starring in the role of Robert in Montreal playwright Steve Galluccio's latest play The St. Leonard Chronicles, which…

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Beatrice Chancy in Bellagio – A Memoir

Beatrice Chancy in Bellagio – A Memoir

At Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, as I set to studying for my comprehensive examination in English literature in the spring of 1992, I did enjoy imbibing and absorbing Chaucer, Shakespeare, Milton, Burns, and Blake, and all the other time-tested immortals of the British canon. But it was the poet Shelley who electrified me, particularly his drama, The Cenci, which was published in Rome, in English, in 1819. Shelley was a…

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Susan Bertoia Stars in Fresco

Susan Bertoia Stars in Fresco

Susan Bertoia is a force of a nature. She is energetic, enthusiastic and very passionate about her work as a theatre artist. Susan is also the artistic director of the Vancouver theatre production company BellaLuna. "My life is incredibly busy. I struggle to find time to do everything; there are not enough hours in the day. I have three young…

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Thunder Bay to LA: Dina Morrone’s Moose Play

Thunder Bay to LA: Dina Morrone’s Moose Play

From the evening of Friday, June 3 to the afternoon of Sunday, July 24, 2011, the audiences of Los Angeles were treated to the extended run of Dina Morrone’s engaging and thought-provoking new play, Moose on the Loose. I had the very distinct pleasure of attending the opening night and its final performance, whereupon I realized the magic that this theatrical…

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